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Now We're Cooking LIVE!

Now We’re Cooking LIVE! returned for its 4th episode on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 in a revamped, one-hour early afternoon format!

Join local home cooks as well as trained professionals from the Western New York and Southern Ontario viewing area. Chef Katrina Gall of 43 Down at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel demonstrates how to prepare two signature recipes, and our six home cooks create delectable dishes under the guidance of our host chef, Brian Mietus of Bacchus, live in the studio!

Co-hosted by Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s Peter Hall and Heather Hare, this program was broadcast live on WNED PBS and the WNED PBS mobile app, as well as streamed to our YouTube channel

WNED PBS launched Now We’re Cooking LIVE! in February 2023, and has hosted over a dozen notable local chefs since its inception. Recorded in front of a studio audience, these lively, informative specials are aired live and streamed to Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s YouTube channel.

Now We’re Cooking LIVE! Episode 4

Now We’re Cooking LIVE! Episode 4 made possible by:

Artisan Kitchens and Baths
Zenner & Ritter
Cabinet Reface Direct
Buffalo Spree

Premiered Saturday, February 3rd

WNED Studios, Buffalo Toronto Public Media

140 Lower Terrace,

Downtown Buffalo

Meet the Chefs

Katrina Gall

Katrina Gall is a trained chef and wine professional. She began her hospitality career in 2008 and has been working in many facets of the industry ever since. She began her training at George Brown College in Toronto and continued to Alma in Italy for a post graduate diploma in Italian cooking. 

Throughout her career she has worked for restaurants, catering companies, wineries and luxury hotels across Canada and Europe. As a Toronto native, she is the founder of A Glass in Hand, an online resource to help people understand and enjoy food and wine. She has earned 3 levels of training from WSET and an Italian Wine Scholar Diploma.

In her role as Restaurant Chef at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Katrina leads the culinary team at 43 Down, the hotel’s mixology lounge. Her rotating, seasonal menus focus on locally sourced ingredients and flavors inspired by the diversity of Toronto.

Chef Katrina Gall standing and smiling with a plate of food and a small jar.

Brian Mietus

Brian Mietus is a renowned chef from Buffalo, New York. Brian's career took him across the country after culinary school, working in some of the best kitchens in Utah, Vermont, and Vail, Colorado. His skills and dedication earned him recognition as one of the most promising chefs of his generation. In 2002, Brian returned home to Buffalo to bring his culinary expertise to the community that shaped him.

Currently, Chef Brian owns two successful restaurants in Buffalo. Bacchus Wine Bar is a top-rated fine dining establishment, offering a sophisticated experience with an extensive wine list. B Side Market is a relaxed lunch spot that serves sandwiches and rotisserie chicken.

Dedicated to giving back to the community, he works with local farmers to promote sustainable agriculture, and supports various charitable organizations. Chef Brian's commitment to his craft, his community, and his values make him an inspiration to aspiring chefs and food lovers alike.

We welcome Chef Brian back for his second appearance on Now We're Cooking LIVE!

Chef Brian Mietus